Friday, August 1, 2014

Dining Room Update - Decisions




My dining room update has been put on hold, while I have been distracted by vacation, outside gardening and furniture painting projects. Since things are winding down outside, I am ready to get back to my plans. Decisions have been made and I have placed some orders.

First, this neutral floral fabric will be used to recover the six dining room chairs. This should be a fast and easy project, though I have to admit, it has been years since I have attempted to do this. But, I remember it being pretty simple. I just need to find my staple gun :-)



This fabric from Calico Corners will pair well with the chair fabric and will be used for a table runner. The colors will also blend with a foyer rug that is adjacent to the space and some pillows I already made. Or, I may find another contrasting print (maybe a stripe) for some new pillows. Time to get out my sewing machine!



I decided on this oversize clock for a statement wall because it would blend well with the wood tones already in the space. This was my hardest decision, because I couldn't decide to go formal or rustic, but decided to keep the space a little more traditional.



Here is where I am adding the rustic and less formal elements with one of these wood shelves from Pottery Barn and whimsical accessories. I decided on one long shelf instead of stacking two or three and adding height with the accessories.

I am looking forward to finishing this up pretty fast once I start, so look for a reveal post within the next few weeks. An updated dining room, just in time for fall, sounds like perfect timing.

To see my Dining Room inspiration post click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. Love the fabrics. And, I just added two of the ledges in our dining room and LOVE them!!

  2. Just love the fabric and colour scheme,

    All the best Jan

  3. Relaxed formal is what springs to mind; it's going to look stunning!

  4. I love your fabric choices and the clock is gorgeous. Fall is a fun time to add some changes to a dining room, just in time for upcoming holidays. Wishing you a good weekend. Mildred

  5. Love the fabrics you selected, Vicki!...:)JP

  6. The fabric is fantastic, gorgeous. Love the shelves.

  7. It's going to look great! Love your fabric. Can't wait to see the finished project!

  8. It must be a Fall thing, I too have thought of redoing this and that . . . I already did some furniture rearranging . . . I like your fabric . . .

  9. Love your choice of fabric. Vacations are a good distraction. Have a great weekend.

  10. I LOVE that fabric and the shelves! Have a blessed weekend dear friend, can't wait to see it all together! HUGS!

  11. What a perfect blend of styles! I love the decorative shelves and your choice of accessories. Isn't Calico Corners fabulous? So much inspiration there! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  12. Ol, this is going to be so pretty. How exciting to be getting a "new" room. :)

  13. Good luck with your project. You might enjoy reading about the "Saga of My Dining Room" I recovered chairs, which led to more redecorating. I hope you have as much fun as I did with your redo!

  14. Vicki, it's going to be beautiful! Best of luck with your projects! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Love your fabric choices. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses!


  16. Love the fabrics. Are you going to use Scotch guard or something similar on the seats?

  17. Beautiful selections! Thanks for joining HSH!


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